Student Showcase

  • What is the Student Showcase?

    The STEAM Carnival began in 2016 and is growing each year with new and exciting activities for the participants. One of our biggest attractions is our Student Showcase zone. Region 11 schools nominate their projects and programs for the chance to be chosen to showcase their ideas and creations to 1,200+ students during each of the carnival days. As the first zone for our attendees, the Student Showcase helps set the tone for their entire experience!

    How do I nominate my project or program?

    Nominations for projects will begin in December using a simple Google Form. As nominations are received, they are screened by the ESC 11 STEAM Team, and confirmations are sent back to the nominating sponsor. Typically this process happens 2-3 times per week until the cutoff date for nominations. Upon confirmation, a time slot will be assigned for setup, interaction time with students, and a FREE trip through the STEAM Carnival for your group*.

    *Please note that each accepted showcase group will receive up to 6 free tickets for the Carnival. Additional student tickets can be purchased through our registration system for $3 each.

    What makes a good Student Showcase nomination?

    Over the past three years, we have seen everything from kindergarteners showcasing their homemade kaleidoscopes to middle schoolers launching their catapult to National Champions in F1 and Solar Car racing. For us to put conditions on the nominations would be stifling to the creativity that is waiting to burst out of our students. The only recommendation is to have as much interaction for our attendees as possible to enhance their Carnival experience.

    What should I expect during the Student Showcase?
     
    The day is broken into two parts for our showcase participants this year.  Each showcase will begin their day working with students from across the region who are attending the Carnival as a field trip.  Attendees will arrive throughout the day between 8:30 and 11:45.  The final group of attendees will enter our Midway (Zone 2) at 11:45, which is when the breakdown of the student showcase area will begin.  During this time, students are encouraged to have lunch as well.  At 12:30, all of our showcase students will enter the Midway, followed by the Warehouse at 1:15.  This will provide an exclusive time just for our showcase students to get the complete experience of the STEAM Carnival!  The Final Act is self-paced and begins at 2:00, which should allow plenty of time to load up and get back to campus.
     
    Where do I find more information and the submission form?
     
    In addition to the above, you are welcome to contact Tom Call at tcall@esc11.net with specific questions that are not answered on the website.